Shop My Stash April 2020 — Palette a Day Challenge April 5-9

Hey all!  I hope you are safe and doing well!

I’m continuing my  April Shop My Stash challenge.  This month I’m doing something different.  I’ve decided to used a different palette every day. I thought this would be a great way to use more of the palettes in my stash and would get me to wear makeup each day.  It makes me feel a little bit better.  It has been a bit challenging wearing makeup everyday, though!



April 5 —  Tarte Unleashed Palette

April 6 — Pixi Beauty Eye Effects palette in Rosette Ray

April 7 — Colourpop My Little Pony Palette

April 8 — Elf Bite Sized Palette in Rose Water

April 9 — Colourpop Flutterby Palette

I forgot to include the Pixi palette in the group shot, but I do have it below:


I got this palette last year for my birthday.  I haven’t used it in a while, but loved the look I created.IMG-3382

I used the shades Swan Song, Oh Deer, Hippocritical, Camelflauge and You’re Lion. Such cute names! I love the soft, natural look I got with these tones.


Here’s the Pixi palette!  It is such a gorgeous natural palette.  I thought it would be good for Monday, the start of the work week. Even though no one can see me, I’m still working 8-4 M-F and like to at least feel professional.  LOL!


Not the best swatches.  The shades I used are Mushroom, Glow, Ice, Plum and Mocha. They looked gorgeous on my eyes, though!


This is pretty, but I used it and decided it’s just not for me.  In my normal shop my stash, I declutter items that I decide I don’t want to keep.  And I think I’ll do that for this challenge as well.  I didn’t care for the look I created with this and so I passed it along to my daughter.


Sorry this is blurry! I used the shades Butterscotch, Flutterbye,
Starshine, Firefly, Princess Sparkle and Applejack. I know my daughter will love it!


This Elf palette is so gorgeous, and it’s only $3!  I want to purchase more, but every time I try to get the ones I want on, they are sold out.  That’s okay, I’ll eventually get them.


So pretty, especially the shimmers!  I used all four shades— I don’t think they have names. I’ll be wearing this all spring and summer for an easy look.


My favorite color is purples, so I love purple and mauve shadows!  I just had to get this one because of the shades and the beautiful packaging.


The shades I used are Lush, Wild Wing, Made to Last, Getaway and Sunflare. I wore this on Thursday, which is  my weekly Zoom Meeting for work. so I wanted a pretty, but subdued look. These shades were perfect!

I have been posting these each day on Instagram, if you’d like to check it out and follow me!  It’s @fortyflirtyfab and I would really appreciate it.  It’s been a lot of work, but fun.  I’ll be posting all through April.  I’ll be posting my next round up in a day or two.







IT Cosmetics’ IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More! 6-Piece Holiday Collection on QVC!

IT Cosmetics

Hi all!  It’s time for another amazing IT Cosmetics Today’s Special Value on QVC! This one is the IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More! 6-Piece Holiday Collection, and it’s amazing for treating yourself or giving as a holiday gift! The collection is sold just today for $59.94 and the retail value is $215!  Such a great deal!

Here’s how it arrives:


The packaging is so pretty! The collection includes:

  • 0.30-oz Celebration Foundation in Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich, or Deep
  • 0.40-fl oz Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
  • 2-fl oz Confidence in a Cream
  • 0.30-fl oz Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara
  • 0.057-fl oz Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum
  • Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Buff & Blend Brush

Here’s more info on the products:

Never creasing or cracking, Celebration Foundation is your 30-seconds-to-flawless full coverage in a talc-free, hydrating powder foundation.

Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer is your award-winning, full-coverage, antiaging treatment concealer, covering everything without creasing or cracking.

Confidence in a Cream is your hypoallergenic moisturizing super cream, instantly giving your skin hydration and helping address the appearance of the signs of aging, including dry fine lines and wrinkles.

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara gives your lashes super-length and super-volume in a super-black formula that leaves lashes looking fuller and longer for your most dramatic lashes.

Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum is your hydrating, lip-smoothing, perfect pink lip.

The collection also includes the new Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Buff & Blend Brush to give you flawless full coverage with two sides for effortless application!

I’ve tried all of these products and think they are all so gorgeous!  This would make such an amazing gift to either give the whole set, or break up the products since they are individually boxed.

Are you going to pick up this great deal?

Get Great Skin With YourGoodSkin!

Hi all! I’m so excited to be reviewing YourGoodSkin!  It is a fairly new skincare range developed by a team of leading dermatologists to restore skin’s natural balance. Powered by a unique antioxidant complex of Green Tea and Vitamin C, it gently works to visibly improve skin’s health in just 28 days.  It claims to help with oiliness, dryness, texture, tone and radiance. YourGoodSkin is now at Ulta and

I was sent the following products for my honest review:


Anti-Oxidant Day Cream SPF 30 ($12.99 USD) — I like to use a day moisturizer that has  SPF so I don’t have to use two products. I do have a hard time finding one that isn’t too heavy. This cream sinks into my skin quickly and is pretty light.  I apply it over the Balancing Skin Concentrate in the morning.  Primer and foundation layer nicely over it. This product will work well all year long.

Balancing Skin Concentrate ($19.99 USD) — This is YourGoodSkin’s hero product. The claim is that it restores and maintains skin’s natural balance for clinically proven visibly healthier skin in just 28 days. For all skin types. Designed to improve the 5 key signs of visibly healthy skin:

  • Skin texture
  • Moisture levels
  • Oiliness
  • Skin tone evenness
  • Radiance

I’ve tried this before and really like it!  It’s a light cream serum that absorbs quickly and leaves my skin very soft! My skin is combination and this glides evenly over my oily and dry areas of my skin. I’ve notices that my skin texture and tone look more even with use.

Soothing Micellar Cleanser ($7.49 USD) — I love micellar cleanser if it isn’t oily or heavy.  Luckily, this one is light and cleanses so well! Micelles gently trap & lift make-up, excess oil & daily impurities. This removes my makeup easily without leaving a residue.

Moisturizing Make-Up Remover Wipes ($7.49 USD) —  super-soft and gently clear away make-up and daily impurities. Skin looks healthy and feels instantly fresh. For comforted radiant skin. I like to use this before the Micellar Cleanser.  They are also nice to take on trips.  The wipes are very hydrating, so this probably isn’t the best product for oily skin.

Comforting Gel Cleanser ($7.49 USD) — This transforming gel gently melts away make-up, excess oil & daily impurities. I like using this cleanser in the morning for a fresh face at the start of the day.  It also works well for removing stubborn makeup.I like how it cleans without drying out my skin.

Have you heard of this brand or even tried YourGoodSkin? What do you think?


Sephora’s BeautyTalk — A New Interactive Beauty Page

Sephora, once again, is expanding the boundaries of the online world and providing a new interactive beauty “space” for anyone to use.  We (you awesome readers and myself) have been invited to preview BeautyTalk – a new online community where the beauty obsessed can get advice, give advice and join the conversation about all things beauty before it officially launches to the public.
Soon to be accessible through and Sephora’s Facebook page, BeautyTalk serves as the ultimate interactive beauty destination for Sephora clients, offering a discussion board, video tutorials from the Sephora PRO Beauty Team, the option to set up a personal profile, and gain access to favorite celebrities’ personal beauty tips.  Users can also share their beauty hauls and confessions in the BeautyLounge and even have the chance for their best advice or comments to be broadcast to the entire community through the “Beauty Talk Spotlight.”
Please click the below link to see the beta launch of BeautyTalk where Sephora is providing yet another unique and customizable experience. Enjoy!

Enter to Win An Instyler

The Instyler

Don’t forget to enter my Instyler giveway! Tomorrew, September 18, 2010 I will choose a reader to win an Instyler. Just leave a comment on my blog telling my why you would like the Instyler and I will choose a name randomly.     

I love my Instyler because it straightens and curls my hair quickly and easily. Check out my review at to learn more about this fab hair styling tool.   

So don’t forget to enter and GOOD LUCK!!!